The Yawa brand storyYawa is the local indigenous word for ‘swim’ or ‘to swim’ and was chosen by Council from a shortlist of names voted on by the community earlier this year.
It is a simple and unique name representing the purpose of the facility. “Yawa” is implicitly local and draws on a language reflecting over 40,000 years of history.
The brand draws inspiration from the name, the facility design and the unique coastal landscape of the Mornington Peninsula.
Water is an intrinsic part of life on the Peninsula, surrounded as we are by Port Phillip, Western Port and Bass Strait.
The three semi circles represent these three bodies of water, as well as the sweeping architectural form of the building.
Circles across many cultures represents the self, a sense of inner peace, and inclusiveness. Circles are seen in the natural world, with ripples in water or the age rings of a tree – radiating out to represent life’s journey from young to old.
The brand has been designed to represent Yawa as a place for everyone.
We can’t wait to welcome everyone to this incredible new facility soon.
Bringing Yawa Aquatic Centre to lifeMornington Peninsula Shire Council is thrilled to bring Yawa Aquatic Centre to life together with the community.
Many community members have worked towards the realisation of a world-class aquatic centre on the Southern Peninsula, for all Peninsula residents and visitors to enjoy, for over two decades.
Yawa Aquatic Centre has been made possible with funding from Council and the State and Federal Governments.